Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Usman vs Thompson?
Kamaru Usman could potentially take on Stephen Thompson, in Late 2021.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Usman vs Thompson stats
Kamaru Usman would step into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Stephen Thompson would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Usman would have a slight advantage in power over Thompson, with a 45% knock out percentage over Thompson's 44%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Thompson would have a slight advantage over Usman, with a 6% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Kamaru Usman is the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Usman has 3-inch reach advantage.
Usman is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 9 months later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 3 more professional rounds, 68 to Thompson's 65.
Usman vs Thompson form
Usman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Stephen Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had lost to Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.
Kamaru Usman last fought 3 months and 8 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing was 11 months and 10 days ago.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Usman vs Thompson?
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